Hosts keen to devour highly-fancied Wolfpack

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Slammers import Terrell Carter is one of several players primed for a big game on Saturday night.
Camera IconSlammers import Terrell Carter is one of several players primed for a big game on Saturday night. Credit: Justin Fris

The Printsync South West Slammers men’s team face the table topping Joondalup Wolves on Saturday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

Slammers players will not have forgotten last time they faced the Wolfpack on June 1, with Ben Ettridge’s side showing no mercy in the 115-55 demolition.

Ahead of the clash, Slammers coach John Triscari is calling on his men to pull out all stops in a bid to get the job done.

“The Wolves play a very bullying game,” he said.

“And we need to see where our progress is at, as they are a top-two side. We’ve seen that we can match it against Perry Lakes for three quarters of a game, we’ve matched it with Warwick and the Giants are a good team and we beat them.

“It’s a good challenge so I also want to focus on what we do well rather than what they do well.

“It’s really about us focussing on our game style and not let them pushing us out of what we want to do.”

Influential Slammers centre Terrell Carter also believes the visitors are well drilled.

“They execute and stick to their game plan very well,” he said.

“Personally, I’m hoping to help the team win in any way I can.”

Scouting report(Joondalup Wolves)

Form: The reigning grand finalists are on course for another deep run into the playoffs, with Ben Ettridge’s side responding swiftly to its surprise 101-80 home loss against the Perth Redbacks on June 22. Prodigious import Kevin Davis, who sits behind NBA ace Steph Curry’s three-point school record at Davidson College in the US, looms as a big headache for the Slammers defence, while ex Perth Wildcats Earnest “EJ” Ross also has the ability to cause issues with his presence in the key way.

League position: 1st; home record: 8-2; away record: 9-2; last round: defeated Willetton Tigers 87-74

Top performer (v Tigers): Kevin Davis — 18 points (6/8 from the field, 0/1 from beyond the arc, 4/4 from free throw line), 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal.

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